North Lees, Dennis Knoll and Stanage Edge

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North Lees, Dennis Knoll and Stanage Edge is a 5.0 kilometer loop trail located near Hope, Derbyshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.0 km Elevation Gain: 185 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

A circular walk down the valley of the North Lees Estate and up over a section of Stanage Edge with its magnificent views of the Derwent Valley. North Lees Estate was once owned by the Eyre family and it is said that Charlotte Bronte visited the nearby North Lees Hall and that this is where she got her inspiration for her novel Jane Eyre. Up to the early 20th century, millstone grit was quarried bellow Stanage Edge which was used to make grinding wheels, build houses and pave roads. There is also evidence of a Bronze Age farming community.The estate is managed by the National Park Authority and receives over half a million visitors per year. It is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. On the walk you will need to negotiate some gates, steps, a set of stepping stones across a stream and several stiles (including wall and fence types). The path over and down from Stanage Edge is very uneven and rocky so good footwear is recommended. Sheep tend to roam free across the area so care should be taken if walking with dogs. Toilets are located at the beginning of the walk and refreshments can be obtained in the nearby village of Hathersage.

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